About this Degree
At the, University of Georgia, the Religion Department offers a Master of Arts degree (MA) in religion. Application for admission is made through the Graduate School. An MA in religion consists of 24 hours of course work (18 in major area, 6 in a minor) and 6 hours of thesis and related research for a total of 30 semester hours.
At least 12 hours (excluding 7000 Master’s Research) must be taken in courses not admitting undergraduates. No more than 6 hours of 7000 may be included in the program of study.
A major (18 hours) to be selected from one of the following areas of concentration:
- American Studies (American Religion, African American Religion, Native American Religion, Southern Religion)
- Asian Studies (Literature, History, Thought in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and/or Shinto)
- African and African Diaspora Studies
- Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Biblical World)
- Christian Studies (Bible & Christian Literature, History, Thought)
- Islamic Studies (Quran & Islamic Literature, History, Thought and Sufism)
- Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible & Jewish Literature, History, Thought)
A minor (6 hours) in an area outside the major field, selected in consultation with the majorprofessor from the areas of concentration listed above or from other pertinent areas such as:
- Greco-Roman History
- Political Science
- Ancient Near Eastern History
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Graduate School application form
- Application processing fee
- Three letters of recommendation—these must be submitted by your letter writers directly to the Graduate School online application system
- Unofficial transcripts of all institutions attended—official transcripts will be required if you are admitted
- Writing sample—preferably a 10-15 page paper written for an undergraduate or graduate religion course
- Statement of purpose—a 500–1000 word statement, explaining which areas of religion you wish to pursue and why you wish to pursue them (the first or second sentence should include the professor(s) you would like to work with)
- Official GRE scores (must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions directly by the responsible testing agency)
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
International25186 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
National25186 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State8878 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4439 USD per semester during 12 months.
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